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Who makes your favorite Bloody Mary?

dianalily Mar 27, 2008 01:58 PM

Bars or bartenders - who makes your favorite savory, restorative Bloody Mary? Besides you in your own kitchen, I mean.

Personally, I'm partial to the recipe we followed at Monaghan's Erin Rose, which included a dash of Guinness - I still do that at home. And I'm always looking for new concoctions to try!

  1. chanterelle May 5, 2008 02:31 PM

    Travis at The Red Door on Carrollton takes great care to serve up an outstanding bloody mary. His efforts get my vote for best bloody mary I've ever been served in public!

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      boogey Mar 31, 2008 07:47 AM

      Marty at the french market cafe

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        Davo7 Apr 8, 2008 07:39 AM

        I'm going with Commander's.

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          bronwen Apr 8, 2008 07:56 AM

          Mr. B's

      2. New Orleans News Ladder Mar 30, 2008 01:01 AM

        I found a gallery of Bacon Bloody Mary's:
        and of course promptly hung it onto da'Ladda:
        I can't think of anywhere in NOLA that makes one of these?
        As for "where" to find the best thing in New Orleans, it often has as much to do with "when" for me.
        I found my first Best Bloody Mary: on a beautiful afternoon outside along the river with Fats and Dr. John on stage at the same time.. where? at the Pat O'brien's booth. It really hit me then that, even at out-door concerts in this town, they still Always make a Bloody Mary by hand from scratch, even famous Pat O's. It was soooo good too.
        Had the Columns Hotel BM and that was damn near a religious experience up amongst the trees at around 7am.
        But really, I have to agree with the Monteleone Carousel Bar...it was almost like tasting memories that were not my own but familiar just the same.

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          New Orleans News Ladder Apr 25, 2008 11:31 AM

          Sorry y'all I just realized that some of you may not want to dig through the blog archive:)
          Here is a link to the Bacon Bloody Mary
          Does have a ring to it, eh?

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          SheanaD Mar 29, 2008 11:39 PM

          I personally enjoy a Bloody Mary at Parasol's and or Mimi's in the Marigny.
          My two New Orleans Favorite Bloody Mary's.

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            LandscapeDudeCNJ Mar 29, 2008 02:55 PM

            I give props to Marvin at the Monteleone Carousel Bar...always a good drink and good conversation. I also love the Bloodys at Columns...very spicy and smokey...but it depends on who's making them....I also like the Bloody at Cafe Lafitte in Exile if Aletha is tending during happy hour.

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              Hungry Celeste Mar 28, 2008 04:58 PM

              Spahr's, Des Allemands, LA.

              Spahr's Sea Food Restaurant
              3682 Hwy 90 E, Des Allemands, LA 70030

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                Carrolltonsnob Mar 28, 2008 01:23 PM

                The Gazebo outdoor dining place on Decatur puts horsradish in theirs. YUM.

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                  localfoodie Mar 28, 2008 11:23 AM

                  The Columns Hotel on St. Charles makes fantastic bloody marys with the spicey beans

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                    geegeeTX Mar 28, 2008 11:19 AM

                    Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone. Love the spicy flavor and the garnishes (spicy pickled green bean, olives, etc)

                    1. BayouTeche Mar 27, 2008 02:12 PM

                      I'll go with JT at Flanagans on St. Philip. They give her a squirt of Guinness as well.

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                        indiwaiter Mar 27, 2008 09:33 PM

                        Mollys On The Market (on decateur) I dont know if they use guiness? tasty for sure.

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                          JazzyB Mar 28, 2008 04:53 AM

                          Commander's (extra spicy).

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                            Shiloh Mar 28, 2008 07:10 AM

                            Molly's is probably my favorite. They do the shot of Guinness, too, which would make sense since Monaghan owns Molly's, too. (I'm assuming it's the same Monaghan.)

                            My favorite used to be at Snake n Jake's, though I haven't been there in a while, so I can't vouch for it.

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                              dianalily Apr 2, 2008 09:46 AM

                              Jim used to own both bars, and left Molly's to his son and The Erin Rose to Troy & Angie.

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